Financial Support Information

All students between the ages of 16 -18 need to be in education, employment with training or following an Apprenticeship pathway, this is a legal requirement. Students studying with post-16 providers (Sixth forms, college, training providers etc.) will normally be entitled to free fulltime education until the age of 19, students with an Education Healthcare Plan will normally be able to access free full time education until the age of 25. Students studying in Post -16 education will be able to apply for a bursary to help with the costs of travel and study, this is means tested and eligibility will be based of household income, ask your Post-16 provider about this.

Students who follow Apprenticeship pathways will be payed a weekly wage by their employer, rates vary from employer to employer. Students who wish to continue their studies into Higher Education (University etc.), can apply for loans to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses. 

The website links below are for a variety of different organisations, agencies and circumstances. These have been provided to help you to find financial information to support your studies.

Employment & Managing Money

  • Helena Kennedy Foundation | work shadowing placements | e-mentoring


  • Benefits explained, a guide to checking your benefits entitlement.

Support for students

  • E4S for part-time and temporary work to support your studies Financial support to help vulnerable young people or those in financial hardship to stay in education.
  • www.buttleuk.orggrants to help remove the material barriers to education, training or wellbeing | support for care leavers


  • National Union of Students, NUS Extra, discount card for UK apprentices

Higher Education & Degree Apprenticeships

  • Unitemps, recruitment agency specialising in temporary job vacancies, student jobs and internships
  • NHS bursaries, information on financial support if you’re studying certain NHS medical, dentistry or healthcare courses
  • The Scholarship Hub and apply for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university and degree apprenticeships

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